It is with pride that we would like to announce the 2nd anniversary of Digital Salutem!!
November 2 years ago we started with a mission to change digital healthcare innovation whilst having a positive impact on businesses and society. Our multidisciplinary group of digital health experts worked hard and we achieved a lot. We connected and collaborated with some amazing clients including a few of the most innovative health insurers in Europe and Nokia Health, a recognised world class innovator in digital health. But that is far from all.
It was an exciting year and as always we attended a variety of industry events including;
Our CEO, João Bocas, shared his knowledge and innovative mind during these events. Speaking about the challenges and opportunities digital health brings and closely watching the trends and developments in the market we state that this year the battle to change healthcare has kicked off somewhat stronger than the previous years. 2017 is the year of new wearable insights. This year’s prediction of the device market give an compound annual growth (CAGR) of 22,2% until 2021. That means that by 2021 262,5 million wearables are to be shipped worldwide. In 2016 this wasn’t even half, 96,5 million. This marks a big milestone in the market of digital health.
As for us, Digital Salutem, we continued our good work and stepped up our game this year in terms of growth and brand recognition. Not only was our CEO, João Bocas, named as top 100 global digital health influencer, our brand, Digital Salutem, was likewise named in the top 50 global brands in digital health! Our network now comprises over 10.000 influential contacts in over 20 different countries and we since short started a new collaboration with London South Bank University. Here we support the delivery of simDH (Simulation for digital health) program, helping healthTech startups to have a greater chance of succeeding in the complex and volatile healthcare market.
We are looking forward to this new year. Having extended our portfolio, knowledge, team and increased the brand awareness we expect to be able to help even more organisations reach their health innovation goals. Bringing people together, ensuring proper solution-based innovation and disruptive change in healthcare is what we strive for. We are part of something bigger than us and are sure that with Digital Salutem and our partners we can create the incredible, valuable and needed change in healthcare.
Lastly, we are extremely excited about a new partnership with a leading world-class innovator from Denmark. To be announced soon……!!
I hope you are as excited as we are about the future and as always, feel free to contact us at any time for any questions or advice. As well our Managing Director, Miguel Sánchiz, will be delighted to receive an email from you. Contact with him via email@example.com
Last week our very own João Bocas attended WHINN, Week of Health INNovation, in Odense, Denmark. João was invited to be a social media ambassador, during the three days, sharing event content and meaningful insights on healthcare innovation. We were very excited to work with other great people, Danielle Siarri, Christina Roosen, Stefan Buttigieg and Mercè Bonjorn Dalmau. And of course congratulations to Michaela Andersen and the team WHINN!
Regarding the social media, we achieved amazing results! Trending status in Denmark with #WHINN.
WHINN is one of a kind event, one week with conferences, side events, exhibitions, matchmaking and networking activities. The week is all about health, innovation, new technologies and sustainable solutions, values that are also at the heart of the progress. This innovative health festival attracts people from all over the world including, stakeholders, decision makers, politicians, clinicians, end-users, students and people with general interest in healthcare and health technology innovation.
In short, WHINN is the ideal place to find new collaborations, opportunities and acquire new knowledge, inspiration and insight in the newest research and international trends.
This year’s WHINN topics were; connected Health, value based health and care and sustainable hospitals. All of which I can state are at the heart of our future healthcare system.
The conference covered many interesting talks and ideas, one of which was value based healthcare – how, why and for whom. The talk was given by Henrik Rindel Gudbergsen, an executive healthcare professional experienced in creating and managing organisational, R&D and business strategies within the areas of medical science, device technology, eHealth, digital transformation, and value-based healthcare.
Also, key market players such as Phillips were present and shared their view on the 2025 trends in healthcare.
As a recognized thought leader in Digital Health, named in the Top 100 Global Digital Health influencers and expert in wearables and innovation, João spoke the first day at BITS AND BEERS discussing the future of wearable tech.
Tuesday, our CEO João Bocas was invited to do a WHINN TALK, innovative speakers from all over the world would take the stage during lunch and share their expertise.
On day three, Wednesday, João opened the conference day by setting the stage around hospital and innovation in the new health paradigm. He discussed current trends on wearable technologies and connected health.
WHINN was not only a great place to acquire knowledge, gain global insights and contribute to improve healthcare and public health systems, is was also lots of fun! An example of this was meeting people with a similar mission #pinksocks.
If you would like to know at which upcoming events João Bocas will be speaking or would like any help with innovation and digital health within your company, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Also, you can find more about João’s presentations at WHINN via SlideShare
Last week was the third edition of Smart Summit London. Smart Summit London is Europe’s leading IoT and connected living event.
The conference attracts attendees from all over the world from diverse fields. From government to smart home OEMs as well as telecom operators, healthcare organizations, insurance or semiconductor companies. keep reading
MedFIT is the first European business convention dedicated to innovation partnerships in the field of medical technologies, diagnostics and IVD.
The event gathers all the actors in the innovation cycle from research to market along with the key players in regulation and evaluation.
I’ve been away at the UpRise Festival Europe 5 – 2017 in Amsterdam, the conference promised to deliver on Tech and Innovation and certainly fulfil my expectations. The event proclaimed people first ( 1st ) and Tech ( 2nd ) as a motto for the festival. 142 Speakers were involved from start ups , corporates , VC’s and industry experts. The festival had 6 Tracks with something for everyone : Innovate Stage – Hackathon for democracy, Sextech to propaganda and Product.Designed ExperienceStage – Banking design, Adobe workshops, Talkshops to EightInc.Fintech and Intrapreneurship – Payment solutions, Emotional Intelligence to Fintech panels.Funding Stage – Angel 101 workshops, burn sessions, post VC guidance to firesides.Sales Stage – Pipedrive workshops, Marketing, Sales acquisition to strategies.Culture & New Recruitment Stage – Growth Hacking recruitment, Holacracy, co-working space panels to pitch your job sessions.
I was invited to take part in a take part in the Sales Stage, moderated by Jon Woodroof and with other experts, Daniel Douglass – Director Business Development , DragonsSearch & Co-Founder The Scale-Up Group; Markus Lühmann Founder & CEO of Galaxonic and Jean-Richard Witteveen Founder & CEO of Eccentrade
I had a fantastic time at the conference, the lead up to it was a beautiful located dinner at Restaurant Hotel De Goudfazant the night before. The dinner was invite only for investors and speakers. I met some incredible people, including a Brighton resident neighbour – Jon , we just realised that when we started talking and realised that we both lived in Brighton but having dinner in Amsterdam. I’ve had really interesting tin conversations with VC investors and get more knowledgeable about how they think, operate and approach start ups from an investment point of view. I’d like to mention Anna Bofill Bert from SendGrid ( the Dinner Sponsor’s ), as she promptly offered to connected with the Lisbon ( The New Silicon Valey ) start up ecosystem.At the conference, I realise straightaway that was different, very casual, cool, funky and even witty at times. The music was pumping most of the day, with plenty sessions to get involved to and many happy people to talk to in an atmosphere of collaboration , goodwill and I strongly believe that to innovate, you must be open minded and that why probably many organisations really struggle to innovate. As it goes against the grain, culture, methodologies, processes and hierarchies.
As highlights of the day, I would like to mentioned a few cool start ups that I’ve meet and spoke too as they are doing really cool stuff. My first mention goes to Troffee – Your Way Coffee. As a coffee lover, I really liked the idea of personalised coffee choosing it exactly the way I liked it, supported with an app and a intelligent ( IoT ) coffee machine.
My second mentioned goes to Ovao, they are developing a Wearable for Swimmers, so they can improve and analyse performance with the use of a device attached to their googles. The device offers real time coaching and many more other capabilities, advanced training programmes and post workout analysis.
My third and last mention goes to LifeSense Group, they build beautiful wearable technology to solve meaningful life problems. They have developed a special product to improve Women’s Health, created a wearable solution for Urine loss.Carin recognizes that women are not the only ones impacted by urinary incontinence and its effects. Strengthening pelvic floor muscles and inhibiting unwanted urine loss impacts every aspect of life, from sex and marriage to health and happiness. Carin produces innovation that matters, not only to women but to everyone around them.
To round up the article, I could not forget to mention my friend Marc Wullings – from Skipred. We catch up, talked, walked and as usually try to innovate and exchange ideas about business and markets. He is a true go to market expert expert helping companies to enter the Netherlands market, some clients even call him his “ Dutch Cousin “.
I hope that you enjoyed the article as much I enjoyed the UpRise Festival.
Israel’s digital health sector grew significantly in 2016, both in terms of funding and in terms of the number of companies, with investments jumping almost 30 percent to $183 million in 2016 from 2015, a report released by the nonprofit Start-Up Nation Central organization shows.
These is the reason why we are inviting to all of you to join TAU Innovation Conference 2017. This event is coming up and we would like to invite all Digital Salutem’s partners and readers to the event to enjoy mingling and networking in the largest innovation conference in Israel. TAU Innovation Conference 2017 will take place May 7-9, 2017 in different locations in Tel Aviv.
There are too many opportunities:
Amazing speakers: VP of Yelp, VP of Youtube, CCO of Membit, VP of Prezi and others.
VIP networking with ambassadors from 30 different countries
Digital Salutem collaborate with innovative companies who have the potential to disrupt the established health markets. For a more in-depth consultation on how we can help your innovation succeed in the business world, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 7731983936.
Our CEO, João Bocas went to Brussels on 21st of March to be part of EIT Digital Conference: Insights on Europe’s Digital Transformation as our company Digital Salutem is involved in EIT Digital.
It was the perfect place for developing one of our favorites activities, networking. We recorded some videos and from them we have extracted some useful insights to share with all of you.
Find the useful insights about the EIT Digital Conference in the following videos:The opening Welcome Keynote with Willem Jonker ( CEO EIT Digital )
He states that : ¨To be successful you need to start with a global vision and mindset.¨
Finishes his keynote with a big statement: ¨What is driving digital transformation is data, as the oil of digital economy.¨
The digital transformation agenda in Europe is extremely important for future economic growth. EIT Digital have put together an incredible event where the focus on the Digital Transformation was at the heart of the conference.
This company is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.
EIT Digital supports the innovation community by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs. Their work is very diversified, the support they offer ranges from go to market strategies to investment matchmaking and pretty much everything in between.keep reading
The Wearable Technology Show returns to London in March for its fourth outing with a strengthened focus on digital health, 6,000 attendees in its sights, global leaders and influencers on its 200-speaker strong conference programme and over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in smart technology.
The fourth Wearable Technology Show takes place 7-8 March at ExCeL and is co-located with the AR, VR & MXR Show, IOT Connect and the brand new Digital Health Technology Show, making it Europe’s biggest event for wearables, AR & VR, IOT and connected technology.
Keynote Speakers already confirmed for 2017 include the following:
Vincent Nida, Global Brand President, L’Oreal
Greg Ivanov, Business Head, Google Daydream
Rachel Murphy, Digital Delivery Director, NHS Digital
Steve Moore, Director of Connected Home, Dixons Carphone
100 exhibitors from more than 20 countries will be on the show floor unveiling brand new products and prototypes, many of which will never have been seen before in Europe.
07-08 March 2017
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
Since 2014, The Wearable Technology Show has been THE event for the latest in wearables and connected technology.
Companies both large and small have benefited from the show’s stellar press coverage – with sort ups in particular enjoying TV and press coverage they could have only dreamed of prior to exhibiting at our show. Companies have gone on to appear on Dragons Den, Channel 9 News Australia, and been snapped up by investors across the globe.
And for companies from overseas, looking to establish their business in Europe, and to increase awareness in the UK, there could be no better platform.
Take a look at some of the coverage we’ve enjoyed below ; and if you are interested in getting your product and business in front of 300 press at the 2017 event, then please get in touch – but hurry – the last stands are set to be snapped up!
The Gadget Show will cover the event again in 2017. last year, over a million people viewed the episode covering our event.
According to BBC Click, The Wearable Technology Show “had it all.” in 2016. Their film was seen by over 3 million on TV and online
Himss Europe has organised a gathering of stakeholders in the eHealth Industry, the WoHIT (World of Health IT) event took place at Centre de Convencions Internacional (CCIB) de Barcelona on 21st and 22nd of November 2016. This inaugural event has had something for everybody, starting with a truly engaging and rich program which included 6 main plenary Summits: